Demonstration of pro-poor market-based solutions for fecal sludge management in 3 urban centers of Southern Bangladesh - Khulna and 2 others (SNV)
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Demonstration of pro-poor market-based solutions for fecal sludge management in 3 urban centers of Southern Bangladesh - Khulna and 2 others (SNV) 01 May 2014 11:56 #8402

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With funding support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK Department for International Development (DFID), SNV Bangladesh and Khulna City Corporation (KCC) proudly launched the “Demonstration of pro-poor market- based solutions for faecal sludge management in urban centres of Southern Bangladesh” project on March 31, 2014.

For details: www.snvworld.org/en/regions/asia/news/mo...-southern-bangladesh

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Khulna, Bangladesh
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Re: Modernising urban sanitation in Southern Bangladesh (SNV) 02 May 2014 16:22 #8426

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This new project in Bangladesh intrigued me, so I did some more queries in the background, and here is what I found out with the help of Sahidul and Roshan Shrestha:

Title of grant:
Demonstration of pro-poor market-based solutions for fecal sludge management in urban centers of Southern Bangladesh

  • Name of lead organization: SNV Netherlands Development Organization (grantee is SNV USA)
  • Primary contact at lead organization: Mr. Neil Ghosh; Engr. Md. Sahidul Islam (who posted above) is working as a City Coordinator. At present, his main role is to coordinate with the adivisors including project leader of their project and the partners and stakeholders.
  • Grantee location: Khulna City Corporation, Bangladesh

Short description of the project:
This project will develop, test and demonstrate city-wide sanitation service delivery models for the two main types of urban centers in Bangladesh (city corporations and pourashavas, thereby directly improving environmental health and well-being of the population, as well as demonstrating to sector stakeholders:
  • how integrating FSM business models contributes to achieving city wide service delivery faster
  • which roles the private sector can play in FSM and how they can be supported,
  • the effectiveness and efficiency of new technology options (resulting from other BMGF work),
  • how to ensure that these sanitation solutions are inclusive, benefitting poor households and workers, and not only wealthier neighborhoods

Goal(s):
The project will be a success if city-wide, pro-poor, accountable, safe and sustainable fecal sludge management services are demonstrated for the urban context in Bangladesh, showing improvement in the living environment and contributing to the health and well-being of the urban population.

Objectives:
1. Consumer behavior change and demand creation for services
2. Development of market-based solutions for improved sanitation and sludge emptying services
3. Strengthening of sanitation governance and enabling environment for services
4. Improved treatment, disposal and re-use of sludge
5. Sector learning around fecal sludge management and city-wide service delivery

  • Start and end date: January 2014 to December 2017 (31 March 2014 the project was launched formally)
  • Grant size: US$ 2,898,989 (see here in BMGF database: www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/Quic...s/2013/09/OPP1088405) and DFID is also contributing in this project, therefore size of this project is approx. US$ 5 million.

Research or implementation partners:
KCC (Khulna City Corporation), KWASA (Khulna Water and Sewerage Authority), KUET (Khulna University of Engineering and Technology), KU (Khulna University), WAB (WaterAid Bangladesh)

Links, further readings – results to date:
www.snvworld.org/en/regions/asia/news/mo...-southern-bangladesh

Current state of affairs; biggest successes so far; main challenges / frustration: Just started

Following were the reasons for selecting Khulna:
  1. Suggested by Department of Public Health Engineering
  2. Khulna was one of the city for FSM landscaping, that was carried out in 2011 (report available here: susana.org/lang-en/library?view=ccbktype...p;type=2&id=1664)
  3. Khulna city is fully based on non-sewer sanitation system
  4. The city is comparatively small compared to large city like Dhaka
  5. It is located in coastal belt, sludge management is critical.

Any questions about this project? Please don't hesitate to put them into this thread.

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Re: Modernising urban sanitation in Southern Bangladesh (SNV) 03 May 2014 06:47 #8429

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Dear Sahidul

The project on FSM in Southern Bangladesh is important not only for this country,it may help provide useful information to professionals and local governments in other developing countries to overcome the problem of FSM in a sustainable way. The objectives of the project includes Improved treatment,disposal and reuse of sludge. I am interested to know the sustainable treatment technology of FSM being used under the project for its safe reuse or disposal. Kindly provide detail information.
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Re: Modernising urban sanitation in Southern Bangladesh (SNV) 13 May 2014 15:43 #8606

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We have just started our project and baseline survey is ongoing.
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Engr.Md.Sahidul Islam
Advisor, WASH
SNV-Netherlands Development Organization
Khulna, Bangladesh

Re: Modernising urban sanitation in Southern Bangladesh (SNV) 19 Jan 2015 12:10 #11676

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Dear Sahidul,
I hope the first year of your FSM project in Bangladesh has been successful. It would be very interesting to get an updated on the status of your project, what are your results/emerging findings so far.

Pawan Jha asked before about the technologies for FS management you are applying, considering that you are aiming for improved treatment, disposal and reuse of sludge. Is it possible to say something more about this by now?

I’m interesting to know how you are implementing your project. Are you using small pilots in limited areas of the city? Are you testing different modes of implementation (public, public/private, private)? Are there any informal FSM in place that you decided to strengthen to make it more sustainable? Any insights you can share are most welcome.

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Re: Modernising urban sanitation in Southern Bangladesh (SNV) 23 Jan 2015 03:33 #11730

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Dear Kim,
Thanks for your interest.
Our local technical partner Khulna University of Engineering and Technology with collaboration of Asian Institute of Technology is reviewing the technology. Hopefully by June we will get the technology.

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Re: Modernising urban sanitation in Southern Bangladesh (SNV) 23 Feb 2015 14:56 #12193

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Dear Kim,

The attached presentation might answer some of your questions about progress with this project. It was presented by Rajeev Munankami from SNV at the BMGF-DFID City Partners Workshop on 18 January 2015 in Hanoi.

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I pick out two slides from this presentation:

They have worked on a "shit flow diagram" for Khulna already (it might only be a preliminary one so far, I am not sure):

FSM3-DFIDCityPartners-KhulnaBangladesh.jpg



Here is some information about technologies although it doesn't say which technology for faecal sludge treatment will be used. I also wonder what kind of bags they have in mind (see 4th bullet point)?

FSM3-DFIDCityPartners-KhulnaBangladesh2.jpg


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Re: Modernising urban sanitation in Southern Bangladesh (SNV) 27 Feb 2015 06:28 #12267

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In Khulna City Corporation, there will be a complete new treatment plant and In Kushtia and Jhenaidah, the existing treatment plant will be upgraded. KUET and AIT are working on these in full swing.
Beside these, we are working on business model.
Certainly, it will take time to show something as it is almost new issue for Bangladesh. Citizens and the city authorities are also not in serious position as it is not visualized such as solid waste or like flood or drought.
Positive thing is, they have just started to realize the issue.
Engr.Md.Sahidul Islam
Advisor, WASH
SNV-Netherlands Development Organization
Khulna, Bangladesh
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